Summary: The receiver works very well. I use it for playing CDs and for my Sirius music stations. The connections were easy to figure out. An excellent piece of equipment for anyone who enjoys good music.
Summary: I am really enjoying my new stereo receiver. I purchased a Bluetooth adapter and can listen from my recliner using my computer. It has a great sound and will really fill the house with sound that is very clear and loud! Love it.
Summary: I read all the reviews I could find before purchasing this one. I was never able to find a comment from anyone on the bass response, although many commented on the clarity and the variable loudness control.
Pros: Solid look and feel. The brushed metal face looks classy and like it would cost much more.
Cons: The control knobs have a plastic feel to them. That's my only negative. Otherwise, it's a perfect ten. I'm just happy to feel the soul moving vibration of my classic rock again like the synthesizers in Heart's Magic Man and ELP's Lucky Man.
Summary: The Yamaha R-S300 receiver is exactly what I was looking for in a replacement for my 35+ year-old Pioneer receiver that recently gave up the ghost. I'll probably (at first) only use about half the features included with the R-S300 but it's just what I needed to power my cassette deck, turntable, CD...
Pros: Basic component, easy to set-up with an actual printed owners manual that answered my questions (didn't really understand the function of the loudness knob til now), even easier to operate
Cons: Attaching bare-wire speakers was a little awkward